Praities, Nigel
May 2008
Pulse;5/21/2008, Vol. 68 Issue 18, p31
The article discusses views from general practitioner (GP) experts about the future of continuity of care in Great Britain. According to some experts, the need for continuity of care will only increase as the population ages and GPs manage more patients with multiple and complex conditions. Steve Iliffe, professor at the University College London, added that continuity of care will be undermined as patients switch to practices with longer opening hours.


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